Josh Thomson on decisioning JZ Cavalcante: 'No way I won that fight, 30-27'

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Oh, but you did, Josh, in the eyes of judge Susan Thomas Gitlan:

"I probably could have fought much harder but JZ is a very dangerous guy and one of the best in the world and it was obviously very important for me to win so I played it a little safe. I felt this might go the distance but no way I won that fight, 30-27. He got me a few times, but I hurt more from his two headbutts (that required stitches).’’

"The Punk" says what (seemingly) everyone who watched his three-round fight with JZ Cavalcante last night at Strikeforce: "Diaz vs. Noons 2" was thinking: That he didn't win all three rounds against his Brazilian counterpart. In fact, it's safe to say that he clearly lost the third round and could have been outpointed in the opening stanza. All the judges agreed, however, that Thomson won the first, during which he was clipped with a hard right and was trapped in a very, very tight guillotine choke. Bad Gitlan scorecard aside, did anyone think Cavalcante deserved the nod instead?

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